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In my opinion, Notes is one of the most convenient built-in apps on an iOS device. Using Siri’s Notes integration can also be very handy. This feature allows you to take notes using your voice, but did you know that Siri can also search through them?
If you’re a heavy Notes user, you may find this tip very useful. I have hundreds of Notes on my iOS device and Siri makes it painless to search through them and find exactly what I need.
If you’d like to learn how to use Siri to search through the Notes app, watch the video or follow the steps below:
Step 1: If you’re looking for notes from a specific day or month, you can say things like, “Find notes from July 2012” or “Find notes from October 26, 2012.” This will automatically pull up an archive of notes that meet the date specifications you’ve requested.
Step 2: You can also search through your notes for a specific word. This can be handy if you’ve made a note about a specific place or person. To do this, you can say phrases like, “Find notes with iPhone” or “Find notes with App Advice.” If you’d like to take a note with Siri, just say, “Note to self” followed by what you’d like the note to say.
Searching through notes with Siri is a great way to find what you’re looking for. The best part is, if you’re set up with iCloud, all of your notes will sync across any iOS devices you own. Watch our video overview for a detailed look at this process. You can also check out our other Siri related tutorials using this link.
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